Choosing Between QNAP and Asustor for HDMI and Backups

Buying the Right NAS – Asustor or QNAP? I watch a bunch of your videos and read the reviews in this site which helped me a lot as I am new to NAS world. I am looking for a backup solution for my family to backup photos/videos mainly. I am a power user with IT […]

Synology DS1019+ NAS Vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS Comparison

Synology DS1019+ vs QNAP TVS-951X NAS – Which to Buy? With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes […]

QNAP NAS – How to Expand or Migrate your RAID Volumes

Adding Storage to a QNAP NAS Drive Can you tell me the best way of adding two more WD 4TB Red drives to a qnap TS-453Be that already has two of the same drives configured as RAID 1. Looking at possibly changing to RAID5/6. Also do you add drives with the qnap already running, or […]

Thunderbolt 3 vs 40Gbe NAS in 2019

Thunderbolt 3 vs 40Gbe – Which Should You Buy? Questions about choosing between 10GbE and 40Gbe are becoming increasingly popular. People want to understand what does 40Gbe mean and why is it so important. The Most popular connection for people who need the fastest data transfer speeds a priority, currently is Thunderbolt. As you are […]

Synology Hybrid RAID Explained – Why it is AWESOME

What is the difference between SHR and RAID? Synology Hybrid RAID or SHR, has been around for quite a while now, and though it has not made the big impact that Synology NAS’ Btrfs file system has, it is still an increasingly popular choice for many when it comes to protecting their hardware and their […]

QNAP NAS with HDMI 2.0 or GPU Card Compatibility for Plex and VMs

Help with Graphics Cards and QNAP NAS Support I have been diligently researching NAS boxes, and am in despair. I want to stream and transcode videos, and some of the Qnap boxes will do this, but seem to have HDMI1.4 on them rather than the latest HDMI2. So the best thing might be to get […]

New Buffalo TeraStation NAS with 2.5Gbe Announced

Buffalo NAS Enters the 2.5Gbe Revolution in 2019/2020 with TeraStation 3020 Buffalo EU B.V. introduces the TeraStation™ 3020 network-attached storage series. This successor to the TeraStation 3010 series offers more computing power thanks to a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a faster 2.5 GbE network port, and higher capacity options (up to 32 TB). The TeraStation 3020 is available […]

Synology Mesh – Speed and Coverage Test

Testing the Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router System The stability and connectivity of the internet in your home or office environment is a subject that is becoming an increasing concern (and cause of frustration) in many home and offices around the world. Because we rely so heavily on the internet in our everyday lives, whilst still […]

TerraMaster F5-422 10Gbe NAS Hardware Review

Reviewing the TerraMaster F5-422 5-Bay NAS with 10Gbe Of all the brands that I discuss here on the blog, one that always seems to surprise me is TerraMaster. On the surface, they are a fairly standard NAS brand that, though lacking the wide commercial notoriety of a brand like Synology, still produce a remarkably impressive […]

Synology DS918+ NAS Vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison

Synology DS918+ vs QNAP TS-453Be NAS Comparison With the newest 2019/2020 generation of NAS drives being uncovered from Synology and QNAP of late, those looking to buy a new NAS Drive can be broken down into two types. Those who looked at the new Synology diskstation and QNAP NAS and said “yes please”, and the […]

NAS Drive for a Home Professional

Best NAS for a Professional and Family Network I would be pleased if you can give me some advice to find my personal best NAS. I am a Professional Home User (in my eyes). My primary intentions are to sort and organize my families digital life at home consisting of streaming, photos, cloud data, Amazon […]

Is WD Gold Coming Back?

The Return of WD Gold Data Center Hard Drives Good news for everyone that enjoyed the simplicity and ease of the WD Colours system for your enterprise data storage. It is looking like WD Gold is going to be coming back in 2019/2020 and in all the way upto 14TB of capacity. Details are still […]

Top 3 Plex NAS Server for £1000 Including Hard Drives

Best NAS Drives you can Buy for under £1,000 including storage If you have been considering buying a NAS drive as your perfect Plex media server, you will be all too familiar with the fact that there are a lot of different NAS drives and brands out there. Perhaps you have an existing library of […]

Synology SA3200D Active-Passive 12-Bay RackStation NAS

Intelligent and Safe SA3200D RackMount NAS from Synology Uncovered If you are a business owner, enterprise file hosting platform, surveillance NVR user or just generally someone whose infrastructure cannot withstand even minor disconnection (even down to the minute), then the SA3200D Rackstation NAS from Synology is definitely a device that has a lot that could […]

QNAP 2020 Launch Event Worldwide Announced

QNAP QTS and NAS Drive TechDay 2020 Event Revealed We cover ALOT of NAS here on the blog and I think it is fair to say that one of the brands we cover the most is QNAP NAS and their range of devices that aim to resolve the storage needs of home to business users. […]

QNAP TVS-872N 5Gbs NAS Hardware Review

QNAP TVS-872N 5Gbe Power NAS – Classic or Compromise? When we first mentioned that QNAP was releasing the QNAP TVS-872N NAS drive, I have to say that I was quite happy to hear about it. Less about the fact it was going to feature 5Gbe, but more because the remarkably popular TVS-x72XT series was going […]

Synology HD6400 60-Bay Monster NAS 4U Rackmount

HUGE 60-Bay HA6400 RackMount NAS from Synology Revealed At the risk of being controversial, I would say that Synology is a brand that trades on its software reputation more than it’s hardware. That is not to say that they have not created some fine ANS hardware over the years (first commercial NAS brand to include […]

New Synology DS120j 1-Bay Server Revealed for 2019/2020

The DS120J Super-Budget NAS from Synology is Revealed Good news for those looking to make their first steps into the world of NAS storage with Synology having revealed the new DS120j NAS Drive, a 1-Bay server that supports the very latest and largest Hard Drives (such as the Seagate Ironwolf 14/16TB Ironwolf NAS drives) and […]